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How Much Does a Dog Cremation Cost?

We have spoken to a large number of pet crematoriums to establish exactly how much it costs to cremate your dog. The cost will vary depending on the breed and size of your pet dog as well as the type of service you require and whereabouts in the country you live.

The below table shows the average cost of a dog cremation:

Small Dog

(Chihuahua, Pomeranian,Papillon, Bichon Frise,Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, French Bulldog, Pekingese, cockapoo, jack russell)

South England
Midlands
North
Scotland
Ireland
Wales

Medium Dog

(Cocker Spaniel, English Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Border Collie, English Springer Spaniel, Poodle, English Bull Terrier, Basset Hound)

South England
Midlands
North
Scotland
Ireland
Wales

Large Dog

(Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Labradoodle, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler
 American Bulldog, Boxer, Doberman, Hungarian Vizsla, Belgian Shepherd Dog, Bullmastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane, Mastiff, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound)

South England
Midlands
North
Scotland
Ireland
Wales

how long does it take to cremate a dog?

The average time to cremate a dog is between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size

Do I need to buy a dog urn?

The crematorium will hand your ashes back to you in a standard container. If you want to purchase an urn, you can either do this through your crematorium or search our stock pf pet urns which can be delivered to your crematorium in time for the ceremony.

What size urn do I need for my dog?

The size of the urn will depend on the size of the dog. As a rule of thumb, for every 1lb your dog weighed you will need 1 cubic inch of space in the urn.
Our size chart should help you choose the correct sized urn for your needs.

Can I watch the cremation?

Many pet crematoriums will allow you to be present at the ceremony, this usually does cost a bit more.

Can my dogs ashes be delivered?

Yes, ask your crematorium for more information

What to do with my dogs ashes?

You are free to bury or scatter your dog’s ashes in your garden or anywhere on your property. If scattering ashes, we would recommend one of our easy to use scatter tubes which are now available with dog designs)
Similar to human ashes, you can also disperse them in water as long as a few guidelines are adhered to (most important is that you don’t scatter them near a water source and a biodegradable urn is used)
Many of our customers choose to scatter the ashes at favourite walking spots, as long as you are discrete this won’t cause any problems. Alternatively some crematoriums do have a garden of rest where you can scatter your beloved pets remains.

Can my dog’s ashes be buried with me?

No, human graveyards are only for humans. But if you are being buried in your home or choosing a natural burial then you can be laid to rest with your pet. https://www.dignitypetcrem.co.uk/pet-caskets-and-urns/pet-and-human-ashes-scattering-at-dignity-pet-crematorium/

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for help in choosing any of our pet urns or for further pet cremation advice.